Monday, November 30, 2020

Everything You Ever Need To Know About Life...

 ... you can learn from:

Misery (1990)

Annie: Paul, do you know about the early days at the Kimberly diamond mines? Do you know what they did to the Native workers who stole diamonds? Don't worry, they didn't kill them. That would be like junking your Mercedes just because it had a broken spring. No, if they caught them, they had to make sure they could go on working, but they also had to make sure they could never run away. The operation was called hobbling.

There is your brain before the "hobbling" scene in Misery and there is your brain after the "hobbling" scene in Misery and your brain after will never forget what "hobbling" means, that's for certain, making this one of the most enduring entries of our "Life Lessons" series. Thirty years enduring as of exactly today! Misery was released on November 30th 1990, and immediately become one of the best Stephen King adaptations of them all, if you ask me. Top 5 for sure. And Kathy Bates gets all the (deserved) love, what with that Oscar and all, but can we give it up for James Caan's performance as well? Dude gave us an astonishing symphony of sweatiness in this thing. 



4 comments:

FoxVerde said...

misery was only the fourth film i had seen in my entire life. when i was a kid i saw the jungle book and pete's dragon and after going into foster care did not see another film on screen until grade 8 when my class went to see the last emperor for school. then the next time my high school rented the theatre at midnight for winter carnival and showed misery and it blew me away.

John said...

One of my favorite lines is 'they cheated us, he didn't get out of the cocka doodie car'. Kathy Bates was amazing. I have never seen on DVD or bluesy. I'm not getting it from Netflix

Dave R said...

People screamed in the theater at that scene... it was simply great!

Just a dog dad said...

What the film did to the Hobbling was far worse then what was done in the book.